18 - Richard Pirkle
Richard Pirkle
Height: 6-2
Weight: 190
Year: R-Sr.
Hometown: Norcross, Ga.
High School: Norcross
Position: C
Major: Business

2010: Played in 54 games with 51 starts … Hit .354 and led the team with 17 home runs … Knocked in 65 RBI and scored 59 runs … Led the team with a slugging percentage of .735 while striking out only 33 times in 189 at bats … Stole 15 bases and recorded 326 putouts … Named to ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Team … Named to NCBWA All-Region Second Team and Daktronics All-Region Second Team … Named to All-PBC First Team.

2009: Played in 37 games with 18 starts ... Hit .250 with two home runs, 18 RBI and 12 runs ... Had three multi-hit games with six multi-RBI contests ... Hit .278 with a home run, seven RBI and seven runs in PBC games ... Had a pinch-hit grand slam against Columbia Union Feb. 17 ... Went 3-for-5 with a pair of runs March 29 against Lander.

2008: All-PBC Designated Hitter ... Played in 45 games with 37 starts ... Hit .338 with a team-high eight home runs, 35 RBI and 35 runs ... Had 15 multi-hit games and 10 multi-RBI contests ... Slugged a team-high .581 ... Hit .361 (26-72) in Peach Belt games, slugging .639 ... Team was 8-0 when he hit a home run ... Smacked his first collegiate round-tripper Feb. 12 against Shorter ... Recorded his first career hit and RBI also on that pinch-hit home run.

2007: Redshirted season ... PBC Presidential Honor Roll.

High School: Attended Norcross High School where he earned All-Region and All-County honors and was a Scholar Athlete all four years under Andy Collins.

Personal: Son of Dick Pirkle and Barbara Camp ... Born Aug. 16, 1988 ... Lists Brian McCann of the Atlanta Braves and Jason Heyward as his favorite athletes ... A business management major with a minor in marketing.


Year AVG GP-GS AB R H HR RBI SB-ATT
2010 .354 54-51 189 59 67 17 65 15-18
2009 .250 37-18 80 12 20 2 18 2-4
2008 .338 45-37 148 35 50 8 35 2-4
TOT .328
136-106
417 116 137 27 118
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